You read it here first: yesterday, Ithaca Blog correctly predicted results in the Democratic Senate primary race between Hillary Clinton and Jonathan Tasini.
We said in a posting yesterday that Tasini would, with luck, get as much as 20 percent of the vote statewide. He got 17 percent.
Ithaca Blog also predicted that Tasini would defeat Clinton in the city of Ithaca. And that seems to have happened. Right now the margin is razor thin (Ithaca Blog optimistically predicted a 53 to 47 percent win), but Tasini is believed to have won.
As Jimmy Breslin says, and we often repeat, if you don't blow your own horn, there's no music. Thus the huffing and puffing for our forecast. But more, it is out of appreciation for a difficult campaign intrepidly run by the Tasini organization, and pride for the voters in Ithaca, holding Senator Clinton accountable for her lack of leadership and her cynical politics of collecting money, keeping near power, and keeping her head down.
Maybe next we will see how the Ithaca Blog crystal ball does with football games. That would get some readership!
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